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Online safety film competition for young people

  • Awareness
  • 13/08/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Childnet, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has completed the 2019 Childnet Film Competition, which is delivered as part of their work for the UK SIC.

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Family Summer Challenge on online well-being

  • Awareness
  • 09/08/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has put together this Family Summer Challenge so families can have fun this summer, online and offline.

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A parent and carer's Guide to "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite"

  • Awareness
  • 07/08/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Three years after Pokémon Go was released, the game's creators have released a new game set in the magical world of Harry Potter. The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) share their advice on how to ensure children use it safely.

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Advice for schools on responding to online challenges

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Online challenges and crazes have become a key trend to be aware of when supporting and educating young people about how to stay safe online. Challenges come in many forms and can involve upsetting, harmful or viral content. Over the last few years we have seen a range of online challenges. Some, such as the ASL Ice Bucket Challenge and the No Makeup Selfie, can promote and raise money for great causes. However, other challenges such as "pain challenges", and "Neck Nominate" videos can harm young people and adults who take part. It is important that – whether a challenge is rumoured or real – educators have the tools they need and are ready to deal with such challenges and are able to support young people.

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Thinking critically about pornography, healthy relationships and body image online

  • Awareness
  • 28/05/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Kate Edwards, a former teacher and current Education and Safeguarding Manager at Childnet, looks at Childnet's brand new resource for children aged 11-14, targeting online pornography, healthy relationships and body image online.

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Technology in the home – New UK report on young people, internet use and wellbeing

  • Awareness
  • 07/05/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

On Wednesday, 17 April 2019, South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) released the third in their series of "Young People, Internet Use and Wellbeing" reports, prepared by SWGfL research partner, Andy Phippen, Professor of Social Responsibility in IT at the University of Plymouth.

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Digital ghost stories; impact, risks and reasons

  • Awareness
  • 03/05/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

In February 2019, the "Momo Suicide Challenge" caused worry in homes and schools across the United Kingdom. Fuelled by sensationalist headlines and misinformation on social media, the hoax quickly escalated into a moral panic with parents fearing for the safety of their children.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in the UK: "Our internet, our choice"

  • Awareness
  • 19/03/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

In the United Kingdom, the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) marked Safer Internet Day (SID) by mobilising people across the country "Together for a better internet" and explore how a better internet starts with each and every one of us.

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Student workshops for Safer Internet Day 2019 in Tanzania

  • Awareness
  • 13/03/2019
  • Computing and Information Association (CIA), the Tanzanian Safer Internet Day Committee

Each year, Safer Internet Day (SID) is celebrated in February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technologies for children and young people. Globally, SID is celebrated in over 150 countries, and coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission. In Tanzania, SID is coordinated by the Tanzanian SID Committee, hosted by Computing and Information Association (CIA). This year's Safer Internet Day (SID) celebration took place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", was a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.

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Online pornography is UK parents' most widely shared worry

  • Awareness
  • 27/12/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The most widely acknowledged concern among parents is exposure of their children to online pornography according to recent research. A collaborative study was conducted with the University of Plymouth by South West Grid for Learning, as part of its work within the UK Safer Internet Centre.

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